I've been out collecting internet opinions for the last hour. Everybody likes what the Padres have done in acquiring Wil Myers in the three team trade today. They haven't all been rave reviews, but all have been positive from a Padres perspective so far. The main criticisms have been the Padres giving up two talented players in SS Trea Turner and P Joe Ross as well as concerns about Myers's ability to repeat his success of his 2013 season.
Here's what the media and bloggers had to say so far. If you see any other opinions leave them in the comments, vote for yourself in the poll below.
Washington Nationals make out like bandits in three-way trade - MLB - ESPN
San Diego ends up flipping two of its top prospects to get the right-handed power bat it wanted, and rather than giving up better prospects for a veteran rental player like Justin Upton, the Padres get five years of control with Myers without giving up Hunter Renfroe or Austin Hedges. (Renfroe's the better defender, so when he reaches Petco, he should push Myers to left field.) It's an expensive move in terms of talent, but trades future value for present.
The Padres, Buzz, and Contention | FanGraphs Baseball
I don’t have a huge problem with the Myers deal.
Wil Myers trade represents the kind of risky deal Padres must make - Yahoo Sports
With these two trades, Preller stayed true to a wildly important value for small-market teams: get talent. He didn’t focus on landing a third baseman or shortstop, even though the Padres need both. He found a pair of talents with the ability to hit for power in Petco Park, and even though it will necessitate a Roto-Rootering of his outfield, that was the collateral damage for such strikes.
Wil Myers Reportedly Heading to San Diego | FanGraphs Baseball
My early take is that this is a fair-ish deal for all involved, pending what San Diego does to clear their new outfield logjam.
Padres acquire Wil Myers in Rays, Nationals 3-team trade - SBNation.com
New general manager A.J. Preller is taking an aggressive stance with the Padres in the first months of his tenure, but it's likely the right move. The Padres have enviable prospect depth, but likely lack a franchise-changing youth in the group. Using that depth to attempt to bring in such a player in Myers -- and to a much older, more expensive extent, Kemp -- makes all the sense in the world for Preller and co.
Bold & creative approach to remodel!
Padres Acquire Myers, Hanigan in 11-Player Deal | Friarhood
Needless to say, however, this is a step in the right direction considering the club has maintained control and possession over its starting rotation and several other key prospects down on the farm.
I was never sold on Turner, didn't know much about Bauers and think Rivera just had his career year, seems like we get Myers for very little
What the Three-Team, 11-Player Wil Myers Trade Bonanza Means for the Padres, Rays, and Nationals «
San Diego managed to land Myers without touching its electric rotation of Andrew Cashner, Tyson Ross, Ian Kennedy, Jesse Hahn, and Odrisamer Despaigne, leaving open the possibility of moving one (or two) of those arms for a left-side infielder and/or a true center fielder.
Deal strips San Diego farm system-but accomplishes what AJ Preller wanted-immediate bats-veteran Matt Kemp-controllable Wil Myers.
I mean, god damn, actual players playing in Petco Park, wearing a Padres uniform.
I think we are in good hands at C with Hanigan/Fedex, and if you're going to gamble, you gamble on one of the top prospects in baseball.
I like that the Padres got better, but I'm upset that their farm system took a hit."
This trade is fresh!
I personally like it. But what do I know?
Oh, man. Well, fresh-ish. I believe. For now. We'll see. Maybe.